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Bottoms Up…

Our front of house team have been out and about discovering exciting products for our new spring wine and bar list.

Our diverse wine list is curated by the team and supplied by Sussex based wine merchants, Hennings. We are proud to offer over 40 wines on the list with 25 available to enjoy by the glass.

After a great trade tasting day last month, we are bringing 12 fantastic new wines to the list. Our personal favourites include a mouth-watering ‘Picpoul’ perfect to enjoy in the garden this summer and ‘Young Blood Grenache’ which packs way more of a punch than its delicate colouring would suggest.

We also had fun developing our range of sherry, vermouths and ports. A particular highlight to look out for is the ‘Albourne Estate Vermouth’ which makes the perfect aperitif.

For cider lovers we have discovered a great new session cider, just in time for the warmer weather… ‘Devon Red’ cider from Crediton in Devon is a perfectly balanced, refreshing, medium cider, named after the orchard’s red rich soils. We also welcome back a local favourite, the popular ‘Silly Moo’ cider from Cowfold, which is now back on tap.

Low alcohol options are just as important to us too. We were thrilled to discover ‘Big Drop Brewery’ whilst at Craft Beer Rising this year. They are a new kid on the block and brew only low alcohol beers. Great for the designated driver still wanting a great tasting beer!

Finally, we have the newly launched ‘Brou haha’ Vienna style lager. This cracking new beer from Bedlam is going down a storm and our customers cannot get enough!

Eager for Easter

As I’m sure many of you are aware, Easter is just around the corner.

Here at the Bull we are feeling very ‘Eager for Easter’ this year and are keeping our fingers and toes crossed for decent weather so that we can utilise our beautiful garden.

We’ll be open throughout the Easter weekend, serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Food service times will be as follows:

Friday: breakfast 8-11 then food all day 12-9.30pm
Saturday: breakfast 8-10.30 then food all day 12-9.30pm
Sunday: breakfast 8-10.30 then food all day 12-9pm
Monday: breakfast 8-10.30 then food all day 12-9pm

Click here to book a table or call us on 01273 843147.

Tables tend to fill up quickly on bank holiday weekends so make sure you get in there early.

Hopefully all our wishes will come true and we’ll be blessed with sunny weather over the bank holiday so don’t forget our gorgeous garden will also be open for you to sit and enjoy a meal or a drink, at the foot of the South Downs.

Finally, if you’re lucky enough to be visiting Plumpton Racecourse for their annual Race day, The Bull is the perfect place for a post-race pitstop… we’ll have several bottles of Ridgeview on ice ready and waiting for you.

Return of the Shack

The Shack is back again this summer and will be re-opening its doors to you all on Friday 3rd May (depending on the weather of course!). It will remain open each weekend throughout the summer until Sunday 8th September.

Opening Hours for the shack will be as follows:

Friday – 4 till 8pm
Saturday – 12 till 8pm
Sunday – 12 till 4pm

The shack has its very own bar and a selection of drinks will be available for you to order directly, without even having to leave the garden! A selection of Beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks will be served behind the bar – including beers from our own Bedlam Brewery.

If its food you’re after, then the shack also houses a Big Green Egg BBQ and a Stone Baked Pizza Oven. We’ll be serving a variety of wood fired pizzas straight from the oven and a charcoal barbecue menu will be available – including Cajun Chicken and slow braised Pulled Pork.
Little people are also very much welcomed at the shack and will have their own special menu to choose from.

Back by Popular Demand…Our FREE Social Cinema Nights

After the great success of last year’s Summer Cinema Nights, we’re bringing them back this year and they’re going to be better than ever…

We will be holding four outdoor movie nights this year, on the second Saturday of every month throughout the Summer and we have got some cracking movies lined up for you to enjoy…

First up, on Saturday 11th May, we have the Oscar Award winning ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – the movie depicts the story of legendary rock band Queen and follows the life of lead singer Freddie Mercury up to their unforgettable performance at live aid in 1985.

Our shack will be open on the night serving a variety of drinks, delicious wood-fired pizzas and our full barbecue menu… and of course popcorn too! Our two fire pits will also be slowly burning away in the background, keeping you warm and cosy when the sun goes down. We’ll also be throwing in some marshmallows for you to toast and enjoy around the open fires.

So, if you’re up for a foot-stomping, toe-tapping, nostalgic evening of great cinema, make sure you come along on the night… WE will rock YOU!

We will also be showing three more epic movies on the dates below:

• Saturday 8th June – The Life of Brian (to celebrate the film’s 40th anniversary)
• Saturday 13th July – Stan and Ollie
• Saturday 10th August – The Birdcage (in celebration of Brighton Pride)

Get these dates in your diaries now!!!

Fabulous Fundraising

On Friday 29th March The Bull turned Blue and White to support Albion in the Community’s ‘Blue and White Day’.

It was a very busy and eventful day at the pub with all staff wearing their blue and white t-shirts, cupcakes being sold behind the bar, a luxury raffle and a visit from Brighton and Hove Albion’s infamous mascot, Gully.

Albion in the Community does some fantastic work in the local community – not least running more than 30 football sessions for people with disabilities; these take place across Sussex, which DMH Stallard support through your very generous donations. Each disability session costs between £2,500 and £5,000 a year to run, so fundraising events like this are incredibly important to the charity.

The pub raised a total of £320.88 for the charity, all of which will go towards supporting thousands of local people across Sussex.
Thank you to all our amazing customers who came along to support the day and for your generous donations. Also, a big thank you to Ditchling’s very own florist, Poison Ivy and to Bedlam Brewery for their raffle donations.

We will continue to support the charity throughout the year with many other events coming up, including ‘Challenge Molly’, so watch this space!

Meet the Brewer

Meet the brew team from our very own ‘Bedlam Brewery’ for an informal beer tasting evening. A great chance to find out how we brew, about our beers and most importantly taste the range!

Wednesday 15TH May
From 7-9pm

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